Saturday, February 19, 2005

More About the "Da Vinci Code" Piece of...

Here's an article about a public presentation on the falsehoods upon which The Da Vinci Code is based. It is being held in the form of a "mock trial". Book sales have benefitted from the controversy it has generated, something that isn't terrible by itself. The malicious aspect is that the author covers himself with the usual "this is a work of fiction...". And problems arise because people are believing the stuff even so, something he isn't doing anything to discourage. Read the whole article. An excerpt:

"ROME - Art experts and conservative clerics are holding an unusual 'trial' in Leonardo da Vinci's hometown aimed at sorting out fact from fiction in the 'The Da Vinci Code' after many readers took the smash hit novel as gospel truth. The event in Vinci, just outside of Florence, began Friday with an opening statement by Alessandro Vezzosi, director of a Leonardo museum. He said he will produce photographs and documents as evidence of the mistakes and historical inaccuracies contained in Dan Brown's best seller."

Yes, I know people will liken this exhibition to an Inquisition. ("Nooooobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!") So what? It isn't and reasonable people will know that. Sod the others. I have written about Dan Brown and his book before...

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